Extracting Information: Interviewing 201

Understanding the thought processes and offense dynamics of the offender is essential to effective interviewing.  Strategies change depending on the offender and matching interviewing style and strategy is paramount.  In each case it is also important to tailor the interview to the offender noting personality features, gender, interests, passivity, and intelligence.  Emphasis is placed on contextual cues, joining skills, influence and relationship building, non-verbal expression, and question formulation.

This 1-day seminar is essential for those working in the criminal justice system who are tasked with assessment, supervision, treatment, and investigation of offenders.


Research shows that the highest rates of admission by offenders are achieved by specialized, well-trained individuals or teams.  In addition evidence shows that when these offenders feel respected and not judged, they are more likely to drop the denial.  Relational skills along with forensic insight are emphasized in this 1/2-day seminar that includes video-taped offender interview clips.

It is recommended that this seminar be combined with “Inside the Mind of the Predator” and/or “Charming the Snake: Policing the Psychopath”

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